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Radically different thinking is required in the construction industry if perennial problems like safety, productivity, industrial relations and gender diversity are to be addressed, writes Martin Loosemoore.

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There has been a vast amount written about construction productivity stretching back more than 50 years, writes Martin Loosemore.

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When times are tough, businesses cut staff. But research suggests depleting intellectual assets can backfire, leading to a less productive workplace.

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The construction industry offers many opportunities to further federal government goals of enhancing growth through competition, innovation and entrepreneurship, writes Martin Loosemore.

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Traits such as conscientiousness and neuroticism are significantly related to workers’ productivity and salary, write Marian Vidal-Fernandez, Ana Nuevo-Chiquero, Maria Cubel and Santiago Sánchez-Pagés.

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To really understand the risks in the economic outlook, it is important to step back from a story-telling approach and take an an objective look at the data, writes James Morely.

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Confronted with poor productivity growth and middling economic performance, it’s time for Australia’s managers to step up their game and skill up, writes Rosemary Howard.

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It is time Australian governments paid serious attention to the structure and efficiency of the public service economy, writes Gary Sturgess.

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According to the federal government, quick action to instigate stimulus policies saved the Australian economy. The real story is rather different though, writes Peter Swan.

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Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten’s call for managers to do more to improve employee engagement shines the light on the quality of leadership in Australia, writes Chris Styles.

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